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Barbara Campbell

colour, sound, Super 8

Banner is described as "A compressed history of US expansionism by way of some well-known cultural icons."1

"Working backwards, the distinctive red stripes of Sydney's Coca Cola sign and REagan's Star Wars policy must have inspired that original star-spangled banner worked out by Betsy Ross and George Washington on a clear Philadelphia night in 1776."2

Screened at:
Eclipse program of film & video, Sydney Observatory, 1990
Matinaze 1990, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1991
39th Melbourne International Film Festival, 1991

  • 1. Matinaze 1990 catalog.
  • 2. "Eclipse" (1990) screening program
Super 8
Script for
Script for "Banner"